Tagged: Me and my bike
16th March 2019 at 7:41 pm #24841
Hi to everyone. My name is lee and have various bikes and one being the b. Owned for a couple of years and ride it all the time and I would say my main ride. Sorry should mention I’m from up north…goole. I find it very comfy so tend to ride it the most. Please don’t judge me when I upload images as I bought it like that. Please let me know, should l leave it or change it? It has a few problems at the mo. Broken engine bolt and yes the usual starter clutch. With a little help from Andy I got it off and found it cracked. Luckily got spare with it so now replaced, just waiting for gasket. Help needed; can I buy just the gasket or do I have to buy the full set? Re-wired in headlight as it was held together with twisted wires with tape round every connection. Now has nice bullet connectors as it should. I thought I would show how I removed Broken bolt as it might help others. I know some fear this but I have done many over the years and have a few ways depending on the type of break. That’s it for now.
Leejohn17th March 2019 at 10:12 pm #24842KaptainkwakKeymaster
Hello Leejohn and welcome to our site.
Yes you have probably the most common ailment of these bikes, the electric starting problem. I am familiar with stud removal but it is always helpful to see how others deal with the problem because as you say the method you use varies with the type of break.
I look forward to seeing pics of your old girl. You won’t be judged on it’s condition but whichever way you decide to go i’m sure you will get advice. Please add the pictures to this post and not your profile as no one will know they are there.
I will check what gaskets I have. You can usually get them off ebay singularly but in my opinion it’s far more economical to buy a full set at the right price.
KK18th March 2019 at 10:34 pm #24847
Hi Kaptainkwak, thanks for the message and I have added this photo which has a pic of the old girl but will put more on later.
Lee.17th April 2019 at 12:07 pm #24912
Hi to all,
a quick update of my starter clutch. Strangely fitted my new starter clutch with the washer as it was missing when I stripped….it locked the engine. Had a chat with Andy and we thought maybe wrong washer. Washer fine and the correct size…to cut a long story…the inner chamfer was warn so was allowing it to go on too far which jammed the engine. Anyway had another and it works fine.
Thanks to Andy for your help and advise.
Been using the old girl for a wile this year when its been warm.
Lee.17th April 2019 at 11:03 pm #24913KaptainkwakKeymaster
No problem. It is what we are here for. Discussions and opinions can and do solve issues.22nd April 2019 at 10:20 am #24917mtrowerParticipant
hello Lee in the same neck of the woods as you will keep a look out for you on the road .I hope you sort the problems out ,a lot on at this time so my b2 is on the back burner19th August 2019 at 1:51 pm #25223
been using the old girl over summer and she never missed a beat.
went down to bike shed in London and rode in from a hotel just outside.
bike shed was great and the Londoner’s had a good welcome. Quite a lot kept stopping us to ask about our bikes, wile we were on the road at the lights….London is a lot better to get around than it used to be….
I would recommend you go to the bike shed show if you get the chance. we called at ace café it made a great weekend.
The old girl still misses all the time but still on points so no surprise there.
That’s all for now.
Lee.18th September 2019 at 10:54 am #25231TangoParticipant
Nice to have Another B on the road.
Mines also a 1976 B1 … so that’s even more people to poke our beloved leader with a stick to get his B1 sorted!..
Once I’d mostly completed my Twin
We bought one for my wife.. a lesser spotted Belt Drive… lovingly nicknamed Maggie for nicking Shiney working bits of mine!27th September 2019 at 4:13 am #25245
Hi Tango, thanks for the reply,nice to see others with same bike.
Back of summer and the old girl has given up on me. No spark. Checked coils, ok, checked wring and Found a few corodid wires. Repaired these and also replaced joints with nice bullet connectors. Some joints had twisted wires with tape around..poor.
anyway started her up and she purred. Went out and she did it again. Managed to limp back. Gonna check a few more things, but Iwounder if this is why she allways had the miss fire that I could never solve. Lets see how if it goes when I solve the problem.
hoppfully easier to find now has I have no spark at all.
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